After being traded from the Rangers to the Canadiens in late December, former NHLer Herba Herb has a new team in Montreal.
Herba has scored four goals and nine points in 17 games with the Canadiens.
(AP) Herb’s new team, the Montreal Canadiens, had their first training camp on Wednesday.
The Canadiens are currently in a playoff race with the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers.
Herb said after practice Wednesday he wasn’t surprised to be traded.
He’s a big fan of the Canadiens and they’re a good team.
“I’m happy that I got to play with the new team,” Herb said.
“They’re going to be good.”
The Canadiens were in the Stanley Cup Playoffs last season and lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Final.
The team is in the playoffs again this season and will face the Los Angeles Kings in the second round.
The Sharks defeated the Bruins in the Western Conference Final, their first championship.
The Habs have not been able to score at a high level.
They have a .539 average.
Herb, who played eight seasons in the NHL and two with the Rangers, has four goals, seven points and has two assists in 24 games this season.
He has three goals and three assists in eight playoff games.